This past Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, South Bay Art Association members, friends and family met at the Cheese Patch on Main Street in Patchogue, NY to celebrate the solo exhibition of black and white photographer (and SBAA Member), Rebecca Jonas.

Who is Rebecca Jonas?

Rebecca Jonas @ The Cheese Patch on 5/25/2022

Rebecca Jonas is an award-winning photographer who has been published as a featured artist in fine art and photography magazines worldwide, including NOIR, Aesthetica, Fine Eye Magazine, and International Photography Black & White. She is a fifteen-time recipient of the “Masterpiece Certificate of Achievement” from the International Photography Black and White Group.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the deep emotions evoked by black and white photography. As Jack Antonoff noted, “Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.” In the absence of color, the raw and emotional aspects of a photo are exposed.

Rebecca started her journey as a photographer focusing on the juxtaposition of various subjects – finding beauty in the broken, the remarkable within the ordinary. She most enjoys capturing what would typically be considered “every day images,” in a way that conveys emotion and reveals a story untold. In her work, she integrates creative composition and artistry to create a thought-provoking narrative within her photographs.

South Bay’s First In Person Solo Reception

Wednesday evening was South Bay’s first solo reception back IN PERSON since Covid. It was great to see members converse along with Rebecca’s family and friends. Even patron’s of the Cheese Patch stopped to ask Rebecca questions about her work.

The evening was an incredible success! Our Exhibition’s Committee, headed up by Casey Greene, really pulled out all the stops and did such a great job in curating this event! We can’t wait to see what else they have in store!

As always, thank you to the Cheese Patch for being one of our satellite galleries and supporting the local arts! We could not have done it without Paige, and her amazing wine and the incredible cheese platter that kept us all happy!

Want to See the Work in Person?

You should! Cause it is stunning!

Rebecca’s work will be on display until June 30th, 2022, so get off your couch to The Cheese Patch

The Cheese Patch

20 E Main Street, Patchogue, New York 11772

Want to Learn More About Rebecca’s Work?

Check out her website :